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   Sunday, April 14 2024 
PPT: The Partouche group abandons its tournament

The President of Partouche Group, Patrick Partouche officially declared that it’s the last edition of the tournament Partouche Poker Tour (PPT). This is a decision following the controversy caused by the lack of guaranteed prize pool of € 5 million. For the history, it was communicated to the public since the start of the promotion of the event a year ago that the PPT 2012 will have a guaranteed prize pool of € 5 million. However, this campaign will not be held. In fact, players discovered that the PPT Cannes 2012 prizepool amounted only € 4.2 million. It is obvious that such news caused discontent among participants and many poker enthusiasts. With 580 registered players, the prize pool has not reached the € 5 million promised, and the organizers have no intention to pay the € 800,000 missing. However, even the latest communications concerning the kickoff event in Cannes spoke about this nice prizepool. It is therefore a false statement. The publication of all sorts of criticism multiplied then.

Face to the controversy generated by this major change, the tournament director, Maxime Masquelier, made a denial. He stated that the organizers never mentioned € 5 million guaranteed, a statement that creates more confusion. The leader of the Partouche Group finally reacted. He announced that he will not tolerate accusations by some players. He also reiterated that at no time, his group and its partners have not cheated. The marketing director, Jean Jacques Ichai decided to take responsibility for this mistake and decided to resign.

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